Apr 23, 2020 Latest post:
Apr 27, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website for our Mom, Anna Marie Chalk. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
This morning our AMC was sent by ambulance to St. Joseph's hospital and was rushed to the OR to fix a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Surgery was approximately 6 hours. The doctors said she was a fighter (to be expected) and the next 24 hours are key, She had a tremendous amount of blood loss as you can imagine and there is a possibility of complications from kidney failure, liver damage, and neurological concerns. She is in ICU on a ventilator and they anticipate she will remain on the ventilator for at least a week and then still have some recovery time in the hospital.
We know our mom has many people who love her and they would want to know that she is literally fighting for her life. And with that statement I can hear her say "don't be so dramatic." At this time, we are asking for prayers for her and for our family. She's a fighter and that's what we need her to do right now. God willing, she will come out of this OK and will be able see any posts or messages of encouragement on this website.
We will use this website to provide updates as we learn them. Please feel free to share it with anyone you believe would want to know.